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Who am I and Arunachala
« on: July 25, 2009, 12:02:57 PM »
Bhagavan Ramana has said that there are only two ways for
liberation.  One is self enquiry and the other is total surrender.
In fact, both are the two sides of the same coin.

People who are capable of Self enquiry should do it steadfastedly
and without any giving up in between.  For that they need the
purification of the mind, the Chitta suddhi.  This Chitta suddhi
and then the true self enquiry comes when you read Nan Yar,
Who am I?  booklet every day as if it is a mantra.  Whether
one does not understand it, or whether one understands it
intellectually, one should continue reading it day after day.
It should be as important as eating food for one sadhaka.  He
should never miss reading it even for one day.

For the others, He has prescribed Saranagati, total surrender.
For this surrender, He has given the golden dictum:  Nin Ishtam
En Ishtam, You wish is my wish and people who are following
this path of surrender, should adopt this whole heartedly.  Brahmasri Nochur Venkataraman says:  For this surrender to strenghten in
your approach, please say Arunachalam, Arunachalam, every day
whenever you find yourself free.  This Arunachalam, he says,
is Sri Ramana Panchaksharam!   This is Ramana's initiation to you,
for everyone who says this mantra.  Do not go to any other guru
for any new initiation.  Bhagavan Ramana has said this from the
Hill, only to reach every listener.

Arunachala Siva.